November 7, 2018 - Buxton Contemporary - Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa: The Garden of Forking Paths
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November 7, 2018

Buxton Contemporary

Mira Gojak, Prop for Instabilities 2, 2013. Michael Buxton Collection, The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Michael and Janet Buxton.

Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa
The Garden of Forking Paths
November 7, 2018–February 17, 2019

Buxton Contemporary
The University of Melbourne
Corner of Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Australia

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Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa
The Garden of Forking Paths
November 7, 2018–February 17, 2019

Buxton Contemporary
The University of Melbourne
Corner of Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Australia

buxtoncontemporary.com
Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists. The project takes its name from the title of modernist Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ intricate and magical short story from 1941. Part philosophy, part science fiction and part riddle, Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths is a richly multidimensional text that conjures up coexistent but dynamically shifting realms of time and space.

The exhibition similarly traces two very different timeframes, durations and approaches to making. Australian artist Mira Gojak presents new work alongside drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs spanning more than 20 years, while the practice of her Japanese counterpart Takehito Koganezawa is represented by performative video drawings and new improvisational works together with a sampling of earlier works on paper.

To varying degrees both artists lyrically register the fluid instabilities of existence and consciousness—shifting gravities interspersed with moments of weightlessness, the flux and passage of time, and the very elemental processes of growth, entropy and decay.

Tracing the affinities, differences and overlapping and divergent impulses that link and separate Gojak’s and Koganezawa’s work, The Garden of Forking Paths seeks to enter into the evocative, multiple parallel possibilities, realities and territories that they each poetically create.

This exhibition is curated by Melissa Keys, Curator of Buxton Contemporary, and Shihoko Iida, Chief Curator of the Aichi Triennale 2019.

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